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The WMRA Daily brings you the latest local, regional and statewide news for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

WMRA Daily Bob Leweke

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The WMRA Daily brings you the latest local, regional and statewide news for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

    WMRA Daily 5/23/24

    WMRA Daily 5/23/24

    After a halting start to construction last year and fierce debate over design materials, Harrisonburg says it’s skatepark design is finalized and the new park will be completed by summer next year… Charlottesville community members join Swords into Plowshares to reclaim a space where a Confederate statue once stood… UVa researchers launch a first-of-a-kind project using cell phone data to better determine how to warn residents of an impending hurricane….

    • 13 min
    WMRA Daily 5/22/24

    WMRA Daily 5/22/24

    We go on a tour of the annual Wildflower Symposium and the rich natural and cultural history at Wintergreen Resort… Democrats in Richmond tout wins on the environment, even with the governor’s opposition to RGGI… The new state budget includes funding for child advocacy centers….

    • 12 min
    WMRA Daily 5/21/24

    WMRA Daily 5/21/24

    People formerly incarcerated at Riverside Regional Jail accuse staff of inhuman treatment. Governor Glenn Youngkin has vetoed more bills than any other governor in the history of the commonwealth. During a Monday press call, Virginia Democrats criticized Gov. Glenn Youngkin for vetoing bills that would have protected access to birth control.

    • 5 min
    WMRA Daily 5/20/24

    WMRA Daily 5/20/24

    Last week, on May 10th, a rare sighting of the Aurora Borealis was visible in Virginia. Democrats and Republicans both gave up something to build a compromise budget for the Commonwealth this week. About half of Virginia’s 133 counties and independent cities have less than 1 doctor for every 1,000 residents. The ACLU of Virginia heads to Richmond federal court today in a dispute aiming to ensure equal access to services for inmates in Virginia’s prisons.

    • 7 min
    WMRA Daily 5/17/24

    WMRA Daily 5/17/24

    Charges against several protesters arrested at UVa are dropped after witness and video evidence show they did not assault police… A new collaboration gets fresh produce to the tables of families in need, and helps farmers in the Shenandoah Valley too… Jeff Schapiro reviews the week in Virginia politics….

    • 13 min
    WMRA Daily 5/16/24

    WMRA Daily 5/16/24

    New money for higher ed in the new state budget… Forest officials battle a caterpillar invasion in Shenandoah National Park… Another ABC executive is out, raising questions of instability in the authority’s leadership….

    • 6 min

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An excellent Daily news compendium

Focused on Harrisonburg, the Valley, Charlottesville, and the Commonwealth.

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